THE West Trust has the second highest rate of suicide in the North of Ireland, a new Department of Health study has found.
A wide range of information on the health of people in Northern Ireland has been published as part of the 2018 Public Health NI Fact Sheet.
Information came from the Public Health Information and Research Branch.
Data showed that the Western Trust had the second highest raid of 16.6 per cent of 100,000 people between 2015 and 2017, just slightly above the average for the North of Ireland.
The Belfast Trust area had a rate of suicide death of 24.7 per 100,000 people between 2015 and 2017.
The Northern Trust had the lowest rate of suicide deaths with 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people.
The South Eastern Trust had a suicide rate of 15 per 100,000, the Southern 14.1
Overall, the North of Ireland had a suicide rate of 16.5 deaths per 100,000 people.
The Western Trust also had the second highest amounts of admissions for self-harm, according to standardised figures
with 155 per 100,000 people between 2013/14 and 2017/18.
The Belfast Trust area had 181 admissions per 100,000 people.
The South Eastern Trust had the lowest number of admissions for self-harm with 143 people per 100,000. The Northern Trust had 144, the Southern 147.
The North of Ireland’s overall admission rate for self-harm was 154 per 100,000 people.
Other parts of the study showed that life expectancy in the North of Ireland remained unchanged from the previous year with 78.5 years for men and 82.3 years for women.
The North of Ireland’s under-17 teenage birth date was 1.3 births per 1,000 people in 2017.
In 2017/18 there were 24 admissions to hospital per 100 people, while 18% of people admitted to smoking and 77% to drinking alcohol.
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this story contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or visit their website.